Languages of South Asia at SOAS: Pali
Pali is a Middle Indic dialect closely related to Sanskrit, and one of the major languages of Buddhist scriptures and literature. It has indeed been used for over 2000 years by Theravāda Buddhists of India, Sri Lanka, and South East Asia, who traditionally believed it to be the very language spoken by the Buddha. It is therefore indispensable to understand the religious thought and cultures of these countries.
Pali is taught in the Department of the Study of Religions.
Dr. Vincent Tournier, Department of the Study of Religions, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- BA South Asian Studies
- BA South Asian Studies and ...
- Certificate in South Asian Studies
- MA Comparative Literature (Africa/Asia)
- MA Languages and Cultures of South Asia
- Degree Programmes with Language Options
Degree Course Options
- Basic Pali
- Intermediate Pali
- Pali: Intermediate Level (Postgraduate)
- W. Geiger, A Pali grammar (trans. B. Ghosh, ed. K.R. Norman), London 1994.
- K.R.Norman, Pali literature, Wiesbaden 1983.
- A.K.Warder, Introduction to Pali, London 1963.
Please Note: Not all courses and programmes are available every year